Early Career Researchers Conference

April 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:1020 Dunton Tower

Deadline Extended! Apply by February 24 to Present Your Research at the Conference

Call for proposals: Presenters on equity and inclusion in organizations

The Center for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) is inviting applications for participation in an early career researchers conference on multidisciplinary perspectives on equity and inclusion in organizations.

The conference is aimed to encourage interdisciplinary discussion, exchange of ideas, and collaboration among scholars who explore equity issues at work as they pertain to traditionally underrepresented populations.

Of particular interest are papers exploring barriers to employment and organizational socialization for such populations as immigrants, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ2+, First Nations, and youth. We are inviting applications from graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, as well as faculty early in their careers or new to research on equity, diversity and inclusion.

We are looking for contributions from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, business studies, education, gender studies and others, which explore equity and inclusion in a variety of organizational contexts. Both empirical and analytical contributions are welcome.

CRIW encourages applications from various geographic locations; however, the cost of travel cannot be subsidized. Participation in the conference is free, but you are required to register in order to participate.

Proposal submission instructions

If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please submit in two separate files:

  • a title page with the title of the paper, your name, position, contact information and institutional affiliation
  • a 500-word abstract, including a statement of research questions, theoretical framework, methods and the main findings or argument (as relevant for the type of paper you are submitting)

The deadline for proposal submission is February 24, 2020. The submission should be sent to criw@carleton.ca with the subject line “Early Career Conference submission”. The proposals will be peer reviewed and feedback will be sent by March 15, 2020.


To visit the conference as a presenter or as an attendee, you need to register by sending your name, position/degree and affiliation to the email criw@carleton.ca  with the subject line “Early Career Conference registration”. The deadline for registration is April 1, 2020.

Important dates

February 24, 2020 Proposal submission deadline
March 15, 2020 Returning of proposals with peer review and feedback
April 1, 2020 Registration deadline

Keynote speaker

To be announced

Conference program

To be announced

Accessibility Accommodations
For questions about accessibility or to request any accommodations, please contact CRIW at criw@carleton.ca or 613-520-2650. Kindly send any requests for accommodations by April 9, 2020.